John F., son of Rev. Benjamin F. and Elizabeth (Haney) Hoyt, was born in Ohio in 1830, died in August, 1905. Going to St. Paul with his father in 1848, he afterwards studied law three years in the east, and later in St. Paul and was admitted to the Minnesota bar, but never practised. He was judge of probate for two terms, and also served as county auditor and county commissioner. He was a charter member of the St. Paul Library Association, a member of the Board of Public Works and water commissioner. For several years he was engaged in the milling business and he has also been largely interested in the settlement of several important estates. He married (first) about 1856, Adelaide Granger, a niece of Senator Douglas, who died in 1860. He married (second) Elizabeth Hobart. Child: Eugene F., referred to elsewhere.
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